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Batch #1 | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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131 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brettanomyces Burgundy Ale 100% Fermented in French Oak Red Wine Barrels with Raspberries added.

Added by Jason on 08-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
131
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
28
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Sammy
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Another Jason gift. A lace sheet on reddish. A good sour, very raspberry, that beats Cantillon on raspberry. . A big sour. Very drinkable for a sour. Almost 4 years aged. Meedium mouthfeel, sour yet very drinkable. Worth breaking in people to Crooked Stave.

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Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a murky dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some nice acidic and raspberry aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic, woody, and raspberry finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is really tasty and super easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this one is weird here, because i dont reckon its outstanding in any one category, but the whole experience is near perfect. hard to describe really. drove up to the taproom today to try this. it pours a really cloudy burgundy color, with just patchy white spots, no real head. this is a couple years old afterall. it has a huge brett nose, with notes of sweet raspberries and red wine tannins. the oak is more obvious in the taste, and the acidity from the wine makes a really tart flavor combined with the brett. raspberries provide some sweetness, like preserves. it gets more and more sour as it warms. mouthfeel is very smooth due to the big body and almost nonexistent carbonation. overall a lot of flavor packed into this beer, and its one you should hurry up and get before its gone.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of djrn2
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.47/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Crooked Stave wine glass. Pours mahogany. Nose had heavy raspberry; light acetic. Dry and a bit brisk. Light oak. Not much Brett character. I'm really hoping this one develops a bit more with some time, as the description is really quite promising.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of duceswild
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of mdfb79
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 12/01/12 notes. This beer was great; thanks to whoever shared it at Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn at Zwanze Day.

a - Pours a murky, deep reddish-brown color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of brett, dark fruits, sour fruity malts, tart, vanilla, oak, and some earthy notes. Nice fruit and sourness here; like it quite a bit.

t - Tastes of tart cherries, sour dark fruits, vinegar, acedic, brett, oak, roasted notes, vanilla. Taste is much more sour than the nose but really great; loving the tart dark fruits. Better than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Acedic mouthfeel.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot; the nose is sour and the taste even moreso, but it is still very flavorful. Very enjoyable and would love to have it again...probably my favorite beer from them to date.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BMart
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Batch #1 from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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